County Legislator Rudy Sunderman introduced IR 1001-2021, Conducting a study to determine the feasibility of an environmental hazard mitigation plan for lead waste after County-owned recreational shooting ranges close. The bill resides in the Environment, Parks & Agriculture Committee.
On an unrelated note, Sunderman has some interesting ongoing legal problems:
“… Sunderman was indicted on perjury charges in July 2019 for allegedly telling the Suffolk County Board of Ethics falsely that he no longer worked for the Centereach Fire District. Suffolk County legislators are not permitted to hold two paying public jobs at once. Sunderman, who joined the legislature in 2018, created a shell company in his wife’s name so he could continue receiving income from the fire district, prosecutors said … Sunderman’s attorney, Ray Perini, said Saturday that a misdemeanor charge for getting two public paychecks was dismissed because Sunderman did not get a paycheck directly from the fire district … Perini said he has filed a motion to dismiss all charges against Sunderman, which include felony perjury charges. Perini said Sunderman got an ethics lawyer opinion before creating the corporation that said it would not violate the law and testified before the ethics board that he was “making less money” while doing the same work …”
Update on the Suffolk County shooting range bills.
Res 1801-2020, Requiring an environmental hazard mitigation plan to address lead waste upon closure of County-owned recreational shooting ranges for 90-days or longer, has been tabled.
No action on Res 1652-2020, Requiring legislative approval for future contracts involving recreational shooting ranges on County property. It is still in the Environment, Parks & Agriculture Committee.
The Otsego County legislature will consider a resolution making the county a “gun-law sanctuary” at the next meeting of the Public Safety & Legal Affairs Committee scheduled for Thursday, December 10 @ 12:00pm.
The meeting will be live streamed off their Facebook page.
Two bills of interest are on the agenda for the Suffolk County Legislature’s Environment, Parks & Agriculture Committee meeting on Monday, November 9 @ 10:00am:
- Res 1652-2020, Requiring legislative approval for future contracts involving recreational shooting ranges on County property.
- Res 1801-2020, Requiring an environmental hazard mitigation plan to address lead waste upon closure of County-owned recreational shooting ranges for 90-days or longer.
The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the William H. Rogers Legislature Building, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway in Hauppauge. Comments may be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or brief voice messages left by calling 631-853-3685.
The Town of Kingsbury will hold a public hearing on October 5 @ 7:00pm on whether to allow pistol license holders to carry on town property. A vote on the issue will take place sometime thereafter.
INT 2038-2020 was introduced by Councilman Daniel Dromm to the Criminal Justice Committee.
According to the bill:
“… The council finds that it should be the policy of this city to promote the dignified and fair treatment of persons in the criminal justice system and in other institutions of confinement. The council declares that the use of outmoded terms, including “inmate” and “prisoner,” to refer to persons in custody in the criminal justice system and other institutions, is dehumanizing and demeaning to such persons, and that such terms should be eliminated from use in local law and replaced with terms that emphasize persons first, and not their circumstances …”
Idiocy like this is why people are leaving the City en masse.
The New York Post has an article on the NYC Council continuing to hand out pork to their cronies despite the current fiscal crisis.
What they don’t mention is this pork includes $55,000 to New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, same as FY2020.
It’s all about priorities.
RES 1334-2020 was introduced to City Council.
It calls for Congress to fund the Cure Violence program, makes references to Gov. Cuomo’s “States for Gun Safety” coalition, and includes payoffs to so-called “violence interrupters.”